Attention – Procera AVH breakthrough cognitive enhancer that will change your life permanently for the better for only $40/month for life! Well that is at least what they are claiming on their website.
Before we talk about whether this product works or not, lets first take a look at the ingredients and see what the bid deal is. There are 3 primary ingredients Vinpocetine (VIN), Huperzine A (HUP), and Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC). Each pill contains 1515mg in total, in a proprietary (secret) blend.
This ingredient is supposed to increase blood flow to the brain. Studies show it also helps with brain glucose metabolism and ATP production — it may or may not. Studies show it does, but at what level? And how much of this ingredient is included in PROCERA AVH? Well we don’t know.
But back the first point of increasing blow flow to the brain. Do you know what else increases blood flow to the brain? You guessed it!
EXERCISE increases blood flow to the brain
Now what do you think is more healthy? Taking a compounded derived in a laboratory from some plant you never heard of, or getting a little bit of exercise. I am not a doctor, and you should check with your own, but I am willing to bet a nickel they will suggest exercise is healthier than chemicals.
Now, maybe you can’t run a few miles or do crazy home-based workouts like they show on TV. Well it’s OK, because just doing a little bit will help.
1. Go for a walk
2. Water aerobics
3. Weight lifting
4. Walk up stairs
No time for exercise?
1. Park the car as far away as possible
2. Always use the stairs
3. Deep breathing exercises. You can do this while working!
Huperzine A (HUP)
An obscure study was done in China with a “whopping” (rolls eyes) number of participants (53) with Alzheimer’s disease. 29 out of 53 saw some improvements.
The great thing is that 19 of 53 also improved from taking nothing but a sugar pill. So how does a study of about 50 Alzheimers patients in China that showed marginal improvement relate to someone that wants to improve their own cognitive abilities and does not have any clinically diagnosed illness?
Well, honestly, I don’t know, because I’m not a doctor and I don’t pretend to be. But if it were my health in question I would prefer to not put something being tested for Alzheimer’s patients into my body — especially not without the supervision of a doctor.
Huperzine A is an extremely purified version of a plant called Chinese club moss. It is the result of a laboratory process that produces a very potent punch. Do not confuse this with an herb that contains hundreds of different compounds. This is more similar to a “drug” in that is very concentrated.
A prosthetic leg is great for walking if you are missing a leg.
However, if you are fortunate enough to have both your legs, would you still use it?
Side effects could include complications with Gastrointestinal (GI) tract blockage, ulcers could be made worse and asthma and emphysema could become worse.You can check out more side effects here.
There has been research done one Acetyl-l-carniitine that shows it helps mildly demented elderly patients. The dosing was between 1500 – 4000MG per day. Procera AVH does not tell you how much of this goes into their product.
But doing some quick math it seems that the effective known dose of Acetyl-l-carnitine is 1500-4000mg a day, and Procera AVH contains 1515 MG of three different ingredients.
So it appears there are some benefits that have been studied for patients over 65 that have dementia related to acetylcholine defects.
Back to Procera AVH
So what we really have is a memory supplement in a bottle that costs 40-50 bucks per month full of ingredients that have had a few clinical studies done. These clinical studies were primarily done on elderly people with clinically diagnosed medical problems.
I have not see evidence that these ingredients were tested all together.
Some people might experience a benefit, but there are probably easier, cheaper, safer and healthier ways to improve your cognitive ability.
I know the promise of a “quick fix” or in this case a “magic pill” can be exciting and tempting, but in my personal experience, (not a doctor) with over a decade of studying and self-testing, the only thing that really works effectively and safely is…
Diet, Physical Exercise and Mental Exercise.
There are a lot of great resources on this page website about how best to work on the mental exercise. And I will continue to add more information on the rest.
Procera AVH reviews online
I’ve looked at a lot of reviews online for Procera to try and get an idea of people’s individual experiences with the product.
Looking at reviews online seems like people either love it or hate. I assume some of the reviews are fake and some are real. The one reviews that appear to be both real and positive appear to be cases that Procera AVH was taken by elderly people with actual medical problems.
In my own, non-medical opinion, I would look elsewhere for a remedy to brain fog, forgetfulness and cognitive improvement.
Consult your doctor before starting any diet, nutritional, medical or supplement program.